Termite Treatment Cost

How much does a Termite Treatment cost?

Termite treatments are a once or twice in a lifetime purchase for most of us. Do you know what price is a good price? Since no accurate cost can be determined until your structure has been inspected and measured by a Termite Company. Pricing considerations include, which type of treatment you choose, the type of guaranty you select, the size of your home, and which type of foundation your home has. Shopping price only has the potential  of leaving you disappointed, here’s how to get the best deal.

image -coulpe sitting figuring the cost of a termite treatmentBusiness Factors in Termite Treatment Cost

Just like any business a lot goes into a company’s expenses when they provide termite treatments, so the termite treatment cost will vary. Here’s a little reminder about the cost of providing this termite treatment service to you and your property. It may become apparent after reading this list that Do-it-Yourself Termite Treatments using the same products the pros use may be an option for some homeowners. If you’d like to read more about DIY Termite Treatment here’s where to go. Not all structures are recommended for do it yourself termite treatments but most are.

  • Cost of chemical or bait,
  • Equipment, supplies and up keep,
  • Labor and training,
  • Sales commission,
  • Business expenses, staff and office supplies, [larger companies need more in house staff, so smaller companies have the advantage here.]
  • Insurances [now including Obama Care for larger companies]
  • Licenses and Taxes,

I’m sure I’ve left something out, but you get the idea. It’s expensive to run a Termite Co. The lower the price the fewer of these expenses may be utilized.

PRO TIP: It should cost less to treat your home than it does to paint it. If it doesn’t, your painter is working too cheap or your termite treatment price is too high.

How to Figure Your Termite Treatment Cost

What is a linear foot? Termite Companies base their treatment price using linear feet (Ln. Ft.), the distance measured in ft. around the foundation of your home, for pricing. Here’s is how to get a ball park price for a subterranean termite treatment for your home.

Measure the distance in feet around the foundation of your home. This will give you the total linear feet to be treated. Each linear foot requires a specific amount of termiticide to be applied, so the bigger the house the more chemical cost involved. A good average price might be $4.00 to $7.50 per Ln. ft.

Example: 200 Ln. ft. x $5.00 per Ln. ft. = $1000 for the treatment. This is a ball park figure to help you understand how the pricing process works.

Figures will be higher or lower depending on:

  • Your geographical location
  • Which treatment type you choose (repellent, non-repellent, or bait system)
  • The Type of Guaranty you select,
  • And which Termite Company you call, large companies usually have more overhead expenses. etc..

Also figure in the cost of your annual renewal. Ball park – between $100 and $200 per year should be about right. Ask the price per linear foot to treat your home.

Figure the Termite Treatment Cost For Pre-Construction

Building a new structure? A work shop, or a storage shed or a garage? You will need to treat the foundation before pouring concrete floors or footings.

This charge is almost always figured by how many square feet there are in a structure. Or if your structure is small there is generally a minimum charge.

A good average price might be $.20 to $.45 per sq. ft.

Example: a garage measures 30 feet by 40 feet = 1200 sq. ft x $.30 per Sq. ft. = $360 for the treatment. This is a ball park figure to help you understand how the pricing process works.

Figures will be higher or lower depending on:

  • Which treatment type you choose (repellent, non-repellent, or bait system)
  • The Type of Guaranty you select,
  • And which Termite Company you call, large companies usually have more overhead expenses.

Also figure in the cost of your annual renewal. Ball park – between $100 and $200 should be about right.

If You Do Not Have A Trusted Termite Company

  • Get 3 written estimates on any termite work, and
  • if you are not familiar with the company ask for references.
  • A good recommendation from a neighbor is usually the sign of a good solid Termite Company and a satisfied customer.
  • Always ask for a written estimate on any work to be done. So later you can make comparisons on treatment specs, guaranties, as well as price.
  • Price can be a big factor but never shop on price alone! This is never the best idea. Compare what each company is offering for the price.

Termite M.D. tipDon’t be in a hurry. Termites eat slow and take time to do real damage. You have time to make a informed decision.

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Since no accurate cost can be determined until your structure has been inspected and measured by a Termite Company. Pricing considerations include, which type of treatment you choose, the type of guaranty you select, the size of your home, and which type of foundation your home has.